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and barack obama profoundly disagree on the direction of the country. they disagree on moral, cultural, fiscal and social issues. that's-- >> i don't want a divided answer. i want who is the bigger or biggest culprit? >> well, obama proposes and they reject. >> he can't bear to say it's the republicans' fault. the tea party republicans are obviously the fault in the house. and the senate republicans bear the brunt of abusing the filibuster, the point where they've used it 385 times while reid has been the leader. it was used once when lyndon johnson was the speaker and that was the great civil rights battle. it's a total misuse and abuse of power. >> harry reid should not get a free pass. he has prevented republicans from ever offering amendments on a lot of these important votes. his management of the senate is imperious and when republicans have allowed things to move to a vote, not filibuster them, he still prohibited republican amendments so he bears at least half the blame for what's going on in the senate. >> this is a democracy. it shouldn't work that way. >> obama says he likes
and gun control advocates. i think we need to come together as a country as president obama said and say enough. >> thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you very much. >>> president obama said recently that he likes a good party as much as anyone and he's about to get his chance. after the inauguration ceremonies, washington turns into party town. inaugural parties are paid for with the private donations, and big donors expect some presidential face time and possibly some favors in return. and there's no limit on how much they can give. an investigative reporter sharyl attkisson has more on that. she's at the gramd stands in front of the white house where president obama will be viewing the inaugural parade on monday. sharyl, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. those who will be sitting here in the prime seats with the president of the united states includes big donors who paid a lot of money for those tickets and this time unlike 2009 there's no limit as to how much a individual or even corporation can give. >> taxpayers pay f
the country along with him. >> reporter: but for president barack obama on the eve of his second term, time may be running out. >> we re-elect a president for four more years but in truth he only gets about a year to 18 months before his effectiveness begins to fade and the jockeying for a successor. so that's about all the time he has to do those last big things that will define a legacy. for this president, his second term agenda means not just winning over the country... >> most people who know me know i'm a pretty frenly guy. >> reporter: ... but also his opponents. the first president who understood inside the belt way persuasion was thomas jefferson who faced politics as polarized as any today. >> he believed, i think rightly, that it is harder to say no to someone when you know them >> reporter: john meacham's latest book is thomas jefferson, the art of power. >> the lesson for president obama from thomas jefferson is to use the dinner table. just bring people around. come to the president's house >> reporter: you mean literally have dinner >> yes, literally reporter: like sit and ch
.c. elementary school in northeast. the obamas painted a bookshelf and helped repair parts of the schools. there were thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country who also volunteered for community service to honor the late dr. martin luther king, jr. >> this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> tomorrow the president takes the oath of office at noon to begin a second term. it will be a private ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in takes place on monday at the u.s. capital followed by the inaugural parade. >>> it's not a sellout of four years ago. hotels are reporting 70% occupancy. still that means hundreds of thousands of visitors adding millions of dollars to the local economy. they're coming from all parts of the country for the celebrations this weekend. jennifer shows us the glitz and glamour behind the state inaugural fashion show. >> reporter: a little light and glamour of hollyw
in northeast. thousands of volunteers in our area and across the country. they also volunteered for community service. it's all to honor the late martin luther king jr.. >> more importantly, everybody here, adults to children, understands the importance of his impact. >> tomorrow president obama takes the oath after office at noon to begin his -- of office at noon to begin his second term of office. it will be a private ceremony at the white house and the public swearing in takes place monday at the capitol followed by the inaugural parade. the service project today was at the d.c. armory. our surae chinn reports people who came out today were volunteering on behalf of the military men and women. >> reporter: navy commander rodney blevins is paying it forward and showing his son -- >> volunteering. >> reporter: along the way. >> one more. ♪ there you go. >> good job. >> it's all about giving something back to the community and what better way to do that than to bring my son out and teach him how it's done? >> starting our day with community service, giving back. >> oh i think this is awesom
china, against other countries, is if we have a very well-educated population. it's my hope in this term, president obama will get to implement the great ideas that he has to link those two, education and economic competitiveness >> if i didn't say so, you're both democrats. >> we are >> i probably should add that. but congressman, you're a freshman congressman. what to you is the most important issue? >> well, of course, getting the nation's fiscal situation in order is probably the over-arching issue that we need to deal with. also, immigration reform, of course, gun safety. but i think right now, at the moment we're in, in our nation, making sure that both parties can come to the table and work and come to agreements in earnest. it's been a long time since we've been able to do that. so whether it's gun safety or whether it's immigration, if you can't come and sit in good faith and work things out, then you're going to continue to have a lot of the gridlock we had before. i also think that speaker boehner should really consider dropping the hastert rule, for example, which i think has
is still unaccounted for. the government of that country very angry for having launched an assault and of course the group that carry out the attack said it will do more. charlie, norah? >> mark phillips, thank you. >>> and as president obama gets ready to start his second term this morning, the latest cbs/"new york times" poll says 51% of americans approve of what he's doing. 41% disapprove. it's higher than a year ago but less than last month. he has a new official portrait. the white house released it this morning. the photo was takeen in the oval office in early december. and we'll all be in washington on monday with three hours. we'll bring you complete live coverage beginning at 10:00 a.m. eastern time and continuing throughout the day. >> it's going to be fun. >>> it's time to show you reports from "usa today." dreamliner will remain problems until problems with its batteries can be resolved. its lithium ion bat erreys pack more power, but they're known to overheat. >> "the wall street journal" says house republicans are considering a short term debt increase in the limit. t
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